Burned Up Home of Disabled Selma Senior Demolished
From the West Alabama Newsroom–
A disabled Selma senior continues to try and put her life back together — following a fire that destroyed her home.
The house where 77 year old Mary Johnson raised her family — is now being demolished. Her home of more than 40 years was intentionally set on fire last month.
“It had a lot of memories, whole lot of memories. It’s real hard. All that’s gone,”said Johnson.
“I grew up in this house,” she said.
“I was five years old when we moved in there. It’s taking a lot not to start crying but, it’s hard because I know how hard my mom worked and what she invested in this house.”
Johnson lost everything when her home burned down — including her beloved dog — and her independence.
However, Johnson says not long after the fire — God started giving it all back.
A GoFundMe page that was set up on Johnson’s behalf — raised more than $25,000 dollars in donations.
Three people have been arrested and charged in connection with the fire that destroyed Johnson’s house.